Thursday, 10 April 2014


Over 3200 lots to include steam engines, over 300 tractors, 50 classic bikes, good selection of classic & vintage cars and classic commercials amongst an array of spares, implements, memorabilia, live steam models and many other items.

Cambridge Vintage Sale
The Saleground

Saturday 26th April 2014, commencing at 9.00am
Viewing: Friday 25th April - 1pm to 6pm and morning of sale from 7.30am

Click here  to view our on-line catalogue, printed copies available from the auctioneers at £15 each.

Lot 1490 - 1919 3054cc Belsize 15/20HP Open Tourer Reg. No. SV 9204 Cha..

Auction Lot 1490  (1919 3054cc Belsize 15/20HP Open Tourer Reg. No. SV 9204 Cha..) Image 1 Details: 1919 3054cc Belsize 15/20HP Open Tourer Reg. No. SV 9204 Chassis No. 12072 Belsize Motors of Manchester was founded in 1901 by Marshall & Co. and took its name from their Belsize works where they had produced bicycles, in the early years they were a major vehicle manufacturer with 1200 employees producing fire engines, commercial vehicles, taxis and cars. The receiver took control of the business in 1923 and it eventually ceased trading in 1923. This unusual and rare example is likely to be a unique survivor probably produced as a demonstrator for the new 1920 model, it is believed to be the car featured in an original Belsize advert as well as being featured in 'The Motor' in 1919 and again in 1920 when it was tested over a 75 mile tour of North Wales. Copies of these reports are held in the history file. Records appear to indicate that no cars were produced between 1918 and 1919 which could explain why this is the only car featured in the motoring press of the time. The fabulous and meticulously maintained history file contains two original logbooks revealing that the 1919 car was first registered CL 450 to Mr Harry Saunders, The Bungalow, Waterworks Road, Norwich. The logbooks chronicle the ownership between new and 1966 whilst a wonderful and highly detailed chronology of ownership has been compiled in the file. One of the more interesting ownerships occurred in 1966 when the Belsize was purchased by the owner of Whitaker Chocolatiers, Skipton, where it was used for advertising purposes having been painted chocolate brown, this was the first ownership outside Norfolk. Now presented for sale in green with deep-brown buttoned leather upholstery, full weather equipment including the hood and side windows with a single side-mounted spare wheel and the correct original brass lamps and fittings. Stated to be a fine running and driving car with a full run of MOT's from current back to 1988, receipts for rebuilding the magneto and very recently, the Autovac are on file. An Edwardian to be cherished as a unique survivor with the most immaculate provenance and surely worthy of the most discerning of collectors. V5C documentation supplied. Estimate £20,000 - £25,000

Lot 1492 - 1960 948cc Austin Healey Sprite Mk1

Auction Lot 1492  (1960 948cc Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 Reg. No. SPN 852 Chassis..) Image 1 Details: 1960 948cc Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 Reg. No. SPN 852 Chassis No. AN5/45422 Engine No. 9C-U-H/45179 Finished in Old English White with a red interior this gleaming example of the 'Frog Eye' has been in the current lady owners possession since 2006. During that time much expense has been lavished upon it including an engine rebuild with new clutch, reground crank, new pistons, fast road cam and followers, unleaded conversion, new valves and springs, 2,000 miles have been covered since. The rest of the car has also been treated to a new fuel tank, skimmed drums, new brake linings and slave cylinders, new wheel bearings all round and Hardy Spicer bearings. The front suspension has been rebuilt along with the calipers, master cylinder and stainless steel brake pipes all round. On inspection the Sprite started readily from cold and a brisk drive through country lanes followed with a good turn of speed and fine handling evident. In the current ownership and previously the car has been extensively rallied, a fine collection of plaques and participation medals are supplied along with a good history file which chronicles ownership from 1992 onwards with many receipts and invoices, a run of MOT's and tax discs from 1992 to present and that all important Heritage Certificate confirming correct engine and chassis numbers. The vendor informs us that the Frog Eye will cruise very comfortably at 60mph and has been a very reliable car with no known faults, certainly this is a car that's always very pleased to see you and should prove a very sound investment that's a lot of fun. V5 documentation supplied along with current MOT valid until August 2014. Purchasers should note that the car was recorded as a Cat C (damaged but repairable) insurance loss in 2000. Estimate £10,000 - £12,000

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